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a flood disaster in colorado. hundreds of people remain unaccounted for, and entire communities are cut off by rushing waters, and the rain is expected to continue today. nearly two years after the deadly "costa concordia" crash, workers begin an unprecedented mission to salvage the shipwrecked ocean liner. >> miss new york! >> and there she is, miss america. the 93-year-old beauty pageant crowns a historic winner. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 16th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, we begin in colorado where more than 1,200 people are
missing in the wake of devastating flooding. at least four people are known to have died. the fast moving water has cut off entire towns and some 19,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged. this morning the danger still exists. more rain is expected today, up to 3 inches, but dryer weather is forecast for tomorrow. jeff nguyen is in boulder. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. you can actually hear the rushing sound of boulder creek directly behind me as light rain continues to fall. the hope is weather will clear up so heireai so heiress air rescues can continue. >> they're ready to be evacuated out of there as soon as we can fly. >> reporter: with helicopters flying sunday they went looking
for victims. christy crawford peek and her dog were rescued. >> we walked around the neighborhood and realized we were probably some of the only ones left. >> reporter: at this shelter there were notes read. one said call mom. of course therer with cots for sleeping, food, and hugs to be shared. the numbers are mind-boggling. 1,500 destroyed, 17,000 damaged. rescuers are shaken but they say the recovery has already begun. >> the question i have is how can we ever recover from this? i know exactly. inch by inch, mile by mile, community by community, they're taking this stuff back. >> reporter: but not everything can be rebuilt. at least four people are dead including wesley and his girlfriend rianna. dozens attended a memorial service for the couple in boulder last night. >> they treated everybody the same. everybody was their best friend. everybody was their best friend. >> reporter: the 19-year-olds were killed thursday when
floodwaters overturned their car. and emergency officials say more than 1,200 people have not been heard from, but with phone service restored this weekend they're hoping to make contact with the missing. anne-marie? >> jeff nguyen in boulder, colorado. thank you, jeff. flash flood warnings have also been issued for much of mexico. days of nonstop flooding has caused millions of dollars in damage. at least one person has been killed and a state of emergency has been issued. and this morning mexico is being deliver add one-two punch. manuel drenched the pacific coast on sunday. it's been downgraded to a tropical depression. hurricane ingrid is closing in on mexico's gulf coast and expected to make landfall later on today. heavy rains, flooding, and mud landslides from manuel forced thousands to evacuate. the storm is blamed for more than 21 deaths.
ingrid has sustained maximum winds of 75 miles an hour and damaged bridges and roadways. and more than 250,000 people were ordered to evacuate japan as a typhoon hit the popular tourist destination of kyoto. the winds are more than 100 miles an hour and is headed toward tokyo. about 80,000 homes were without power in western and central japan. well, this morning the u.n. security council and general assembly will be briefed on the weapons inspector's report on weapons report on the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. then members of the security council are expected to try to turn this u.s. and russian framework on chemical weapons into an acceptable plan. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. a senior syrian government official says syria welcomes the u.s./russia deal and calls it a victory for the assad regime, but secretary of state john kerry again made it clear if syria does not follow through, there will be consequences.
>> the threat of force is real and the assad regime and all those taking part need to understand president obama and the united states are committed to achieve this goal. >> kerry briefed the leaders on the tentative deal yesterday. under the plan syria will provide an inventory of its chemical arsenal within one week once it's improved. inspectors must be on the ground no later than november and all chemical weapons must be eliminated by the middle of next year. a syrian minister called the deal that averted a u.s. strike a credit to russian diplomacy, but there are those in this country who feel president obama has given too much power to russian president vladimir putin. >> think about where he is and what he wanted out of syria. he got everything he wanted including taking away the presidents's advantage of at least a credible military
strike. >> rebels bombed the areas in damascus sunday. rebel leaders had hoped action against the assad regime would tip the balance in their favor. tennessee representative bob corker announced more has to be done for the opposition. >> i think they view this agreement as a setback, but the way to counter that, i think, is to much more strongly equip and train the opposition there on the ground. >> now, the u.n. secretary-general says he believes the inspector's report will be overwhelming in showing how that chemical weapons were used but will not show who was responsible. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, a shakeup in the bid to head the federal reserve, and good news for people who snapped up those deeply discounted airline tickets. wendy gillette is here in nosh with that and more. good morning, wendy. >> good morn, anne-marie. lawrence summers has withdrawn his name from consideration to
be named chairman of the federal reserve. he was to be the front-runner of ben bernanke. he cited the growing resistance to his candidacy including fellow democrats. critics believe he's too close to wall street and not tough enough on financial information. summers' withdrawal could open the door for janice yelin. if so, she would be the first woman. asian markets were mostly higher following the news that summers was with drawing as a candidate for the fed. hong kong awe gained 1%. tokyo's nikkei is closed. stocks in this country opened this morning after the dow had its best week since january. the dow gained 435 points for the week. the nasdaq composite finished 62 points higher. president obama kicks off an economic week with a speech in the rose garden today. in a prerecorded broadcast yesterday mr. obama said the country is moving in the right direction.
with a possible government shutdown in the next two weeks he said he's willing to talk with speaker john boehner. >> i'm happy to have a conversation with him with how to deal with a so-called sequester, which is making across-the-board cuts on what we should be cutting while making tax breaks for companies not helping to grow the economy. there's ways of doing that. >> but the president said he won't negotiate on the debt ceiling. and united airlines said lit honor those tickets it accidentally gave away for free. on thursday customers were able to buy tickets for $5 or $10 because of the way mistake on how the tickets were filed in the security system. they only have to pay the tax. they will not say how many tickets were sold. anne-marie, why didn't we get a couple of those. >> i know. lucky, lucky people. coming up on the "morning news," raising the "costa
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here's a look this morning at the italian cruise ship "costa concordia." it capsized off the coast of tuscany last year, killing 32 people, and it's been stuck on the rocks since then. today a salvage crew is attempting to right the ship, but this operation is anything but routine. mark phillips is on giglio island in italy with the very latest. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. well, there is the "costa concordia" as you see, still lying on her side as she has been for 20 months now. the operation has begun to try to move her and we think we're seeing the first signs of bits of movement. bits in the water seem to be coming out. but it was delayed here this morning for about three hours because of severe thunderstorms that took place here overnight, meaning they couldn't put some of the equipment they needed,
the control bars and some other stuff, in place. now at 9:00 in the morning here local time it has begun. that is a little over an hour ago, and as i say, some movement is evident. we prepared a little graphic sequence to show you how this is supposed to work. they've run huge chains under the ship and onto the upward side of her now. this is called a parbuckling operation. the chains will be tensioned and the ship will be pulled right up. at least that's the plan. and huge containers, steel boxes which have been welded onto the sides of the ship will be filled with water. the gravity from that will help right the ship as well. over the course of time she'll be floated off and taken to the italian mainland to be broken up for scrap. so after all this time, the operation, which seems to have been a curse of the coastline,
is under way. >> it seems like a huge endeavor, but what happens if this doesn't work? what's the plan b. >> reporter: there is no plan b. there are huge risks. this is the largest system that's ever been tried. it's unclear just whether she can withstand the tension that occurring during it. there are monitors all over the ship to see that she doesn't twist. there are dangers that there are chemicals on board. the alternative would be to break her up in place. that would take a great deal of time and be a real danger to this coastline. >> it's been 20 months that it's been sitting there. what about the people living by. will they be glad to see it go or have they gotten used to it? >> reporter: it's a little of each. the ship has become a tourist attraction and this is a tourist island here in its own right,
but at the same time, it's obviously a blot on the landscape, and the place would be better off once it's gone. but for the 20 months or so that it's been here, it has been a bit of a tragic novelty. don't forget, 30 people died when it hit the rocks. >> thank you, mark. mark phillips on giglio island. thank you very much. well, straight ahead, remembering four little girls. an alabama church marks the anniversary of the bomb blast that turned the civil rights movement. about trying or adding a biologic. this is humira, adalimumab. this is humira working to help relieve my pain. this is humira helping me through the twists and turns. this is humira helping to protect my joints from further damage. doctors have been prescribing humira for over ten years. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, mostly sunny today, but miami will be cloudy, a high of 88. chicago, sunny as well. dallas, a chance of thunderstorms. and los angeles, mostly sunny with a high of 84. a police officer in charlotte, north carolina, is facing a manslaughter charge after shooting an unarmed man early saturday. police say officer randall kerig used excessive force in the death of jonathan farrell, a former florida a&m university football player. farrell had been in a car wreck and knocked on a woman's door looking for help. frightened, she called 911. when the believe araved, he ran toward them, and the officers fired. there was an altercation on times square on saturday night.
police tried to shoot a man they say was acting erratically. they missed, but stray bullets hit two women bystanders. both are hospitalized in stable condition. the suspect was eventually brought down with a taser. and hundreds gathered in alabama on sunday to remember a dark moment in our nation's history. natalie tejada reports. 50 years later the bombing of the birmingham church is seen as a turning point in the civil rights movement. >> reporter: they came to birmingham's 16th street baptist church to reflect. that sunday in 1963, love and forgiveness would be put to the test. a bomb planted by a white supremist ripped through the building. 200 people were inside. 22 were injured. denise mcnair, carol robertson, addie mae collins, and cynthia wesley, four little girls, all under the age of 15, were killed. former secretary of state condoleezza rice, a birmingham native, was a friend of denise
mcnair. >> i said to my parents as the events were unfolding on television, why do they hate us so much. and i remember my father simply saying they're hateful men, they're just hateful men. >> reporter: the horrific attack shocked the nation, making america take a deep look at racial inequality and injustice. it also helped strengthen the civil rights movement and helped influence the pass alk age of t civil rights in 1964. but in birmingham they came to remember. >> in looking forward it is truly that we honor their sacrifice if we remember that equality and justice for all written in the constitution is actually not just a piece of paper but something that each and every one of us must live each and every day. >> reporter: four lives cut short, four little girls whose untimely deaths helped change the nation. the course of a nation. for cbs news, natalie ta he da,
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., a chance of showers and 76 the high. atlanta will be sunny. st. louis, cloudy today. a chance of thunderstorms in denver. seattle, cloudy, with a high of 68. in sports the seattle seahawks send a strong message to their division rivals. seattle's defense stifled the san francisco 49ers all night long, forcing four turnovers. and marshawn lynch scores three touchdowns as the seahawks win this chapter of the nfl's nastiest rivalry, 29-3. peyton manning bested his little brother eli once again.
and bills' quarterback e.j. manuel is becoming a fan favorite in buffalo with his team trailing carolina by six, the rookie gets the bills down the 2 yard line with just seconds to play. >> here's manuel with a fade and wide open, stevey johnson! >> the bills win, 24-23. in baseball the cleveland indians are making a postseason push. nick swisher hits two home runs in a 7-1 victory over the white sox. cleveland is now a half game behind tampa bay and texas in the american league wild-card race. and this morning there's a new miss america. >> miss new york! >> nina davuluri took the crown last night in atlantic city. the 24-year-old is the first miss america of indian descent . she's also the second consecutive winner from new york state. coming up after your local
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it was a tough trip to green bay for washington. the packers jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and were never really threatened by the redskins in a 38-20 romp. the loss sends washington to an 0-2 record to start the season. and while the redskins are struggling on the field, the team is catching some flak off the field. protesters rallied outside of green bay's lambeau field before the game. they are part of an effort demanding the redskins change their name. as jeff pegues reports, the team has been mired in this controversy for decades. this week they released a new add. >> the new dictionary finds it,
quotes an offensive term for native americans. >> reporter: inside, the storied franchise change its name. it's the latest effort in a battle that's been working 80s way through the legal system for two decades. >> for us, the "r" word is the "n" word. >> reporter: this native american believes redskins is a racial slur. >> the word itself is the worst thing that native people can be called in the english native. >> reporter: the team got its name when it played in boston in the 1930s. originally known as the brave, the team owner changed the name to redskins. it was an honor to a coach who was a native american. for some what became an honor was an outright offense. so far the team has blocked legal defense to drop the name. but it's putting pressure on the organization. >> we do not deserve to be called redskins. we deserve to be treated as what we are, americans. >> reporter: but schneider has
vowed the team will never change its name and an nfl spokesman told cbs news we reexpect reasonable people will have differing views. the name from its origin is always meant to be positive and is always used by the team in a highly respective manner. redskins fan and blogger anthony brown agrees. >> i've never heard that team used as nothing other than the washington redskins football team. they certainly aren't laughing at anyone about it or deriding native american people because they used that term. >> reporter: many of the nation's high schools and colleges have changed their names in recent years, but professional teams like the atlanta braves and cleveland indians have not. critics of washington hope that this time they will prevail in court. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update from colorado on the flooding disaster.
we'll hear from survivors. plus, we'll go to paris where secretary of state john kerry is holding talks on the deal. plus author james patterson will be in studio. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday morning. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green, have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
>> last week? >> yeah, coming to a close. monday wasn't bad enough . we have fog out there right now. and thick fog and drizzle. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. more on the forecast coming up. >> golden gate bridge camera. you can see the fog this morning coming in to san francisco from marin county. accident southbound 101 at lucky drive. updated travel times coming up. >> thanks so much. >> we begin with developing news as you wake up this morning. taxi hit a man walking across broadway in san francisco. happened just before midnight as the man was trying to cross the street. it appeared afterward, the paramedics were trying to help him breath. the man was rush to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. >> more rain and floods are hampering rescue efforts in colorado. crews have managed to rescue 2,000 people. many by helicopter. it's one of the